Welcome to the future of
Problem statement and solution
The.Travel is a travel planning tool
Independent leisure travelers spend signiﬁcant amount of time to plan their
route, research points of interest at the destination and understand the right
order and best timelines for every point.
The.Travel builds a route plan automatically based on destination’s information,
preferred dates and traveler’s interests.
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Founders & Team
Our team has worked together for more than 18 months. We are experienced in both:
software development and traveling, and we have personally committed our own capital
(100% of net capital) to the Company.
Alex Garaev. CEO
Has a passion for travel, visited over 50 countries in the last 10 years. Solid background
in Telecommunications and Software Development as a Project Manager for over a
Evgeny Vasenev. CMO
Professional photographer and UI/UX designer. Published in National Geographic,
commended in the Open Competition of the Sony World Photography Awards 2012.
Previously lead his own design studio.
Maxim Kiryushkin. CTO
Background in Software Development and Solution Design with over 15 years of
experience. Teaches Programming in Chelyabinsk State University.
Current: 9 (3 founders, 2 engineers, 3 content editors). All team members have bachelors
or above. 2014 Goal: 15 (adding 2 engineers, 1 PR and 3 content editors).
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Step 1: Select destination and date
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Step 2: Select your interests
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Step 3: Customize your travel
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the.travel plan is ready!
Share it with your
companions and friends.
Access it with any device –
your laptop, tablet or phone.
Print it and take it with
you on your travel.
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How it works
Complex algorithm performs instant analysis of thousands of criteria on the
backend, considering inputs entered by the user and knowledgebase of
The.Travel experts. As a result your automatically built travel plan is ready for
Point of interests arranged in the right order to optimize your
Recommended time provided for every point
Budget calculation is based on the entrance fees and average tickets
You can customize your travel by adding and deleting points, changing
transportation and altering timeline for the point
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Large and growing potential user base
Target market is independent leisure travelers.
Leisure travel spending (inbound and domestic) generated 73.3% of direct Travel & Tourism GDP in 2012 (US$641.4bn)
compared with 26.7% for business travel spending (US$234.0bn). Leisure travel spending is expected to grow by 1.9% in
2013 to US$653.5bn, and rise by 3.6% pa to US$929.6bn in 20231.
Trip planning sources have shifted over the last several years, with social media and mobile devices being used more
often. In 2012, nearly one-quarter (23%) of domestic leisure travelers relied on friends and relatives to plan their trips,
while three in ten (31%) utilized their own past experiences. One in ten used destination websites, nine percent used
traveler provider websites (airline, hotel, rental car, cruise, tours, etc.), ﬁve percent used social networking and four
percent used a mobile device to help plan their trip2.
Leisure travel spending
Trip planning sources distribution
1. World Travel & Tourism Council: http://www.wttc.org/site_media/uploads/downloads/united_states2013.pdf
2. According to US Travel Association research: http://www.ustravel.org/news/press-kit/travel-facts-and-statistics
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Opportunity And Competition
Annual online travel sales are $162.4 billion in 2012. Number of travel bookings
made on the internet each year is 148.3 million. Hotel Reservations are 39% in
sales revenue of these bookings1.
Current travel planning sites ask customers to do everything manually: build a
route, ﬁnd and select hotel.
We provide a convenient tool to plan a trip, so we know exactly where customer
will be and what are his preferences. The idea is to give him a possibility to book
a hotel in one click once he ﬁnishes his travel plan.
1. Internet Travel Hotel Booking Statistics: http://www.statisticbrain.com/internet-travel-hotel-booking-statistics/
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The.Travel Site Inc.
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